Chris "Kiff" Gallagher

Christopher C. Gallagher, Jr. (Kiff)

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Kiff Gallagher is an accomplished leader with 20 years of experience building enterprises for social impact in the public, private, social and creative sectors. His expertise has been nationally recognized in the fields of corporate responsibility, social innovation, philanthropy, strategic communications, public policy, creative arts and entrepreneurship. Throughout his career, Kiff has helped accelerate growth and achieve wide-scale impact for emerging sectors and visionary brands.

Gallagher started as a legislative aide in the White House where he helped create the national service program, AmeriCorps. At the Corporation for National and Community Service in Washington, he ran a $15MM program portfolio in education, health, public safety and the environment. Later, at Odwalla, Inc., Kiff was Director of Strategic Communications where he oversaw public affairs, customer service and community engagement. Appointed President of Social Venture Network, a national organization for CEOs and investors, Kiff was an early advocate, innovator and leader in the movements for sustainable business and economies, and impact investing. He has guest lectured at top business schools and leadership forums nationwide on corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, innovation, and building trusted brands.

A lifelong musician, Kiff has written and produced two critically praised, independently released, pop-rock albums. His music is licensed commercially on radio, TV and digital media worldwide. Through his micro-indie record label, PeaceLabs Inc., Kiff integrated his personal and professional passions, calling for the creation of a “musical Peace Corps” and launching the award-winning national service program, MusicianCorps.

Kiff has consulted internationally for the State Department and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He has served as an advisor to Bill Clinton’s first presidential campaign and President Barack Obama’s campaign and transition, and won leadership awards and recognition from the Aspen Institute, the James Irvine Foundation, St. Paul's School Alumni Association, and GQ magazine’s Gentlemen’s Fund. Kiff is an honors graduate of the College of Letters from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.